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How to: Create an E-Mail Item

Applies to

The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.

Project type

  • Application-level projects

Microsoft Office version

  • Outlook 2003

  • Outlook 2007

For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.

This example creates an e-mail message in Microsoft Office Outlook.

private void CreateMailItem()
    Outlook.MailItem mailItem = (Outlook.MailItem)
    mailItem.Subject = "This is the subject";
    mailItem.To = "";
    mailItem.Body = "This is the message.";
    mailItem.Importance = Outlook.OlImportance.olImportanceLow;